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A Writing Style Exercise — the Edgar Allan Poe excerpt

Written on September 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm, by

In a fiction writing class at Gotham Writers’ Workshop, I completed an assignment to transform the style of a few paragraphs of an in-progress short story into a completely new style. The story I chose is a short story involving a young college-aged, streetwise man who is reluctantly an accomplice to an assault of a […]

The Point of View Writing Exercise

Written on August 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm, by

When writing a short story, I always consider point of view near the start of the process. I consider a few main questions: How intimate do I want the reader to be with the protagonist? Do I want to describe setting and other characters from the protagonist’s view, a neutral view, or simply some other […]